Paper Recordings hits its 20th birthday in 2014 and most labels would sensibly sit down in an armchair, light their pipe and release a retrospective. But not us, oh no! Our very first release The Book by Salt City Orchestra had “Look Forward, Not Back” inscribed on the vinyl so this has been the year we launched Paper Disco and why Papercuts # 2 is packed choc-a-bloc with a new generation of artists.
The compilation is the best of Paper’s recent output with a mixture of the familiar, the grizzled and the brand new, demonstrating why Paper is still one of the most exciting house labels in the world today.
There are four exclusive unreleased cuts; recent Norwegian Grammy award winner Ralph Myerz gives us a taste of what to expect from his forthcoming album, Richard Seaborne shows why he is one to watch with ‘Let’s Get High’ running the gauntlet of Detroit and Chicago, Pete Gooding’s mix of Justin Harris’ (Freaks) 1,2,3 Breathe is four to the floor heads down tackle and the unstoppable Psychemagik get their instrumental mix of Research’s Day By Day heard for the first time.
The rest is an embarrassment of riches that takes in Cottam’s 10 minute hypnotic soulful techno mix of Jamie L’s In The Burg, Crazy P’s Hot Toddy and Ron Basejam returning to the label to deliver their deep disco, Flash Atkins’ summer 2013 soundtracking Malawi Chant and the call to weirdness of Freak Club, Daco’s flawless soulful house, acid house war horses Terry Farley and Stretch’s dark garage, Leon Sweet’s breezy sample track GTTR, the disco put down of The Reason’s Why, 2 Billion Beat’s MASSIVE Noise In Your Eye and Ryan Kick turning in an amazing drawn out slomo mix on of Just Past Midnight on Sleazy McQueen’s Space Coast project.
1. Leon Sweet – Show You (Ron Basejam Mix)
2. Farley Silvester – Jam Down Beat Down
3. Flash Atkins – Did You Forget Top Shine? (Hot Toddy Mix)
4. Flash Atkins & CP – Malawi Chant
5. Jamie L – In The Burg (Cottam Mix)
6. Daco – Make A Change feat. Vaceo
7. Richard Seaborne – Lets Get High (Asta La Vista)
8. Flash Atkins – Freak Club
9. 2 Billion Beats – Noise In Your Eye
10. Space Coast – Just Past Midnight (Ryan Kick’s Magic Suicide Remix)
11. Richard Seaborne – The Reasons Why
12. Ralph Myerz & The Kosmik Diamondz – Do The Choka Choka
13. Leon Sweet – GTTR
14. Research – Day By Day (Psychemagik Instrumental)
15. Justin Harris – 123 Breathe (Pete Gooding’s Secret Life Mix))